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    Is atopic dermatitis contagious?

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    The role of the Eczema Association of Australasia Inc (EAA) is to be a supportive body for eczema sufferers and carers, to increase public awareness … View Profile

    Atopic dermatitis which is the same as eczema, is not contagious. 
    However, people with the condition can easily catch a skin infection from other people or from scratching. 
    That is why it is important at any sign of weeping of the skin to visit your GP or Dermatologist to obtain some antibiotics to clear the infection up. 
    Using topical cortisone cream can prevent the development of an infection.

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    Prof Rodney Sinclair

    Dermatologist (Skin Specialist)

    Professor Sinclair is a Professor of Dermatology at the University of Melbourne and Director of Sinclair Dermatology. He is past-president of the Australasian Society for … View Profile


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